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OC 296/2016 - The Food Safety Regulations, 2016 (Minister of Health)
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Title: The Food Safety Regulations, 2016

Minister: Minister of Health

Summary: (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), these regulations come into force on August 1, 2016.

(2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), if these regulations are filed with the Registrar of Regulations after August 1, 2016, these regulations come into force on the day on which they are filed with the Registrar of Regulations.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), clause 4(b) comes into force on the day on which section 3 of The Public Health (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act, 2016 comes into force.

(4) If section 3 of The Public Health (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act, 2016 comes into force before the day on which these regulations are filed with the Registrar of Regulations, clause 4(b) comes into force on the day on which these regulations are filed with the Registrar of Regulations.

These regulations will amend RRS P-37.1 Reg 12 to:

  • Define a home food processor;
  • Allow for home food processing and sale of low risk food to the public;
  • Require the home food processor to ensure the water supply is safe;
  • Ensure home processed foods are labeled and prohibit the sale of products without a label;
  • When necessary, require the home food processor to submit food samples to a laboratory for analysis to determine if it is low risk;
  • Prohibit the sale of home processed food to public eating establishments (restaurants), food manufacturing facilities and vulnerable populations (e.g. hospitals, health care facilities, licensed day care centres);
  • Require home food processors to take food safety training; and
  • Address minor housekeeping items.
See: The Public Health Act, 1994, section 46





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